In a world fraught with diet-culture and weight stigma, many parents worry about their child's relationship with their body and food. This down-to-earth guide is an invaluable resource allowing parents to take proactive actions in promoting a friendship with food, and preventative actions to minimize the risk factors for the development of eating disorders, particularly when early signs of disordered eating, excessive exercise, or body dissatisfaction have been noticed. It provides clear strategies and tools with a practical focus to gently encourage parents and teens to have a healthy relationship with food and exercise by centralizing joy and health. Coming from a therapist, a dietician, and an adolescent medicine physician, with insightful case studies from an array of young people from different backgrounds, this multidisciplinary author team delivers friendly, strategic guidance based in a wealth of expertise.
About the Author
Signe Darpinian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), and the past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (iaedpTM). She is also the creator and host of Therapy Rocks!, a personal growth podcast. Wendy Sterling is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRDS) and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). She is the co-author of How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder and has served as a consultant to NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB teams. Shelley Aggarwal MD, is double boarded in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine as well as Pediatrics and has expertise in adolescent development, disordered eating, and mindfulness. She is the Medical Director of clinics serving justice involved youth in addition to teaching faculty at Stanford Children's Health and UCSF-Fresno.